just feel like writing a small snippet here
“N-N-No. We can’t. It’s-“
“-Our only choice.” A short, green eyed boy stared at his companion. “We have to do this, Naina.”
The girl looked down. “It’s impossible. Lying to her and getting away with it... There’s no way anyone could pull that off. Just give up, Alan.”
Alan shook his head. Just as he opened his mouth, a shout came echoing from down the hall.
“Where is she? Tell me! WHERE IS SHE?”
Naina’s dark amber eyes widened with fear. No. She’s here already. She looked around in attempt to find a hiding place. Naina’s eyes suddenly caught on the primrose castle curtain, causing a small amount of panic to fade from her face. “Alan- quick. Hide in the curtains. I’ll figure something out.”
For once, Alan looked speechless. ”What? No! That’s a horrible idea!”
As the loud clanking of armour outside grew louder, Naina pushed Alan into the curtain window, causing him to hit the glass. “Hide!” She hissed.
Suddenly, the room door opened.
Naina quickly spun around, sweat glistening on her forehead.
“Naina.” A young, tall female wearing a pair of glasses and a dusty rose gown now stood in the room’s doorway, with a small group of soldiers behind her. The girl’s eyes were full of unspoken anger.
“Y-your m-majesty,” Naina stammered, kneeling.
The queen shook her head. “Naina.” When Naina did not respond, the queen added, “Naina. Get up.”
Flinching at the queen’s cold, harsh tone, Naina stood up. “Y-yes?”
”Don’t play dumb, Naina.” The queen began to pace around the room, and then stopped in front of the curtain, causing Naina to inhale a sharp breath. “You broke the rules.”
Naina looked shocked. “I- wait, what? I broke the rules?”
The queen laughed. “No. You did something much worse.” She stopped laughing, and then leaned towards Naina. “You stole the wand.”
There was no response from Naina. The soldiers standing in the room exchanged confused glances. Noticing this, the queen dismissed them with a flick of her hand.
The soldiers left the room, closing the door with a loud BANG! Naina stayed silent.
”Talk. Now.” The queen gave Naina a glare, taking out a dagger.
Still no response.
The queen leaned closer, softening her voice’s volume. ”Naina. I know he’s here.”
Naina looked at the wooden floor, her face pale, but not did respond.
“Fine.” The queen turned to the door, only for Naina to finally open her mouth.
”S-so what if I s-st-stole the w-wand, M-Maple?”
Queen Maple narrowed her eyes. “Maple?”
The only answer from Naina was a simple nod, her eyes still fixated on the ground.
The queen snorted. “Surely you remember why it matters so much?”
“It b-brings light to the k-kingdom.” Naina gave a small sigh. “W-Without it, t-there is j-just darkness.” She looked up, fingers clenched into a fist. “B-But that’s a l-lie.“
”You would know, Naina. Since you broke it?” Queen Maple kept her tone the same as before, but her brown eyes betrayed even more anger.
“S-So, you f-figured that o-out.” Naina let her own eyes stray to the curtain for a moment before adding, “It’s n-not l-like The p-people would e-ever know.”
Maple raised her eyebrows, letting out another snort. “Please. I know my sister like I know my own mind. You wouldn’t ever do anything unless it has a purpose.” The queen leaned even closer, almost touching Naina’s face. “Why’d you do it?”
Naina hesitated. “To fix our mistakes as rulers.”
Queen Maple closed her eyes, taking in the answer. After a moment, she opened her eyes once more. “There’s more to your motive than just that.”
Naina stood silent.
”It’s him, isn’t it?”
”H-Huh? W-Who?” Naina’s face was aghast.
”I told you not to play dumb. Alan.”
She let out a gasp. ”N-No! That’s not it!” Naina protested.
Maple shook her head, and pointed to window. “Don’t bother. I know he’s been here since the start.”
”No- he’s not!”
“Give it a rest, Naina.” Alan walked out of curtains. The boy glanced at the queen. “I’m here.”
Queen Maple smirked. “Good, good.” She turned to Naina. “Tsk, tsk. Trying to start a rebellion, sister, with Alan? You know better than that.”
”W-wait, what?” Naina’s eyes flew from Alan to Maple in shock and confusion.
”Sorry,” Alan replied. “Sorry, Naina.”
(I may finish later)